A Well Designed Eclipse for a Well Designed Mind

Today we behold one of the most spectacular celestial events to grace our planet: for just a few brief moments, night will intrude upon daylight.  Jay Richards, from the Catholic University of America, describes just how unlikely it is that we should ever experience one these amazing eclipses: But the story doesn’t end there. A […]

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The Science of Sinning Less—From Christianity Today

Practicing Christians have more self-control than lax Christians and secular people according to a study that is featured in the latest issue of Christianity Today.  [Bold emphasis is mine.] Because Christianity requires self-control, it logically follows that it also builds it, and thus we can expect active Christians to have relatively high levels of self-control. And […]

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Advertisement for My Duke Lecture—Happening 4-26-17

Just thought I would share this with you.  It’s the advertisement for my Duke lecture that is going out to seminar participants. Title:  “Does Religion Really Poison Everything?  A Critical Review of New Atheist Perspectives on Religion and Science”             In his 1999 book Rocks of Ages, the late Harvard biologist Stephen Jay Gould coined […]

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Can American Democracy Survive the New Atheism?

Here is my latest video discussion from the New Walden Book Club.  It is probably my last episode on the Eric Metaxas book If You Can Keep It.  The focus of this episode is Eric’s discussion of the “golden triangle of freedom.”  The implications of this golden triangle are important and controversial.  If there is any […]

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The Mental Health Catch-22 for Churches

Do churches belong in the business of mental health care or not?  Here is one point of view from an article by Mary Rezac at the Catholic News Agency.  Bold emphasis is mine: Maria had been struggling with some depressive and anxious thoughts for a while, although at the time, she didn’t recognize them as […]

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From the Federalist—Psychiatry Professor: ‘Transgenderism’ Is Mass Hysteria Similar To 1980s-Era Junk Science

I post this link without commentary.  All I will say is that this is a must-read: The movement’s philosophy qualifies it as a popular delusion similar to the multiple-personality craze, and the ‘satanic ritual abuse’ and ‘recovered memory’ hysterias of the 1980s and 90s. Source: Psychiatry Professor: ‘Transgenderism’ Is Mass Hysteria Similar To 1980s-Era Junk […]

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